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Atlanta Hawks Send Rookies to the NBA Development League

December 1st, 2012 at 9:55 PM
By Gordon Robinson

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The Atlanta Hawks have sent their two rookies to the NBA Development League. Both, John Jenkins and Mike Scott, are going to play for the Hawks' affiliate (the Bakersfield Jam). It has not been determined how long they will play there but they can see some productive minutes in the D-League.

John Jenkins, the Hawks first round pick from Vanderbilt, has played in four games but only logged 13 minutes of action. In that time Jenkins has scored six points and shooting 2-7 from the floor. 

Mike Scott was selected in the second round (43th overall) by Atlanta and has played 16 minutes in five games. Scott has scored only two points for the Hawks on one of six shooting. Mike Scott was selected by Atlanta out of the University of Virginia. 

Bakersfield is playing on Monday against Santa Cruz and both rookies are expected to see some time. With the new rules, NBA teams can send first and second year players can be sent to the NBDL on an unlimited basis. In years past, a team could only send a player to the D-League only three times. 

The Bakersfield Jam are also affiliates for the Phoenix Suns, the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Clippers. Also, Atlanta Hawks training camp attendees Isma'il Muhammad and Damion Jones are also on the Jam.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, John Jenkins, Mike Scott, NBA

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